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M&A deal practice in Spain and the UK – key differences to bear in mind25 May 2023
Whilst mid-market transaction volumes involving UK and Spanish parties are lower than activity between the UK and France or Germany (for example), the UK is an important market for Spanish acquirers (and vice versa) especially now that the post-Brexit landscape has become clearer.
Lewis Silkin has advised 365 Retail Markets LLC on its acquisition of Kafoodle
Press Release21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised leading provider of self-service commerce technology to the foodservice industry – 365 Retail Markets LLC, based in Michigan (USA), on its acquisition of Kafoodle, a UK based food technology company that specialises in menu and kitchen management, nutritional data, and allergy compliance.
Lewis Silkin has advised Next 15 Group Plc’s Palladium Group Limited on the acquisition of onefourzero21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised its long-standing client, Next 15 Group plc, on the acquisition by Palladium Group of onefourzero, the international digital and commercial M&A consulting firm.
Lewis Silkin has advised Norstella on disposal of Clinerion to form a strategic partnership with TriNetX
Deal21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised leading pharmaceutical solutions provider Norstella on the formation of its strategic partnership with TriNetX, the global healthcare network driving real world research, which included the sale of Clinerion.
Lewis Silkin has advised CECO Environmental on the acquisition of Wakefield Acoustics Ltd
Deal12 January 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised CECO Environmental Corporation on the acquisition of UK-based noise control technology company Wakefield Acoustics Ltd.
Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of marketing technology company Yieldify10 January 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, a global leader in communications, present in over 100 countries and employing around 96,000 professionals worldwide, on its acquisition of Yieldify, a marketing technology company with operations in London, the US, Australia and Singapore.
Lewis Silkin advises 59 Productions on major new creative venture
Deal19 December 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised production design studio 59 Productions on a corporate joint venture for a major new exhibition space in Kings Cross, London.
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Born Social on the sale of the agency to Croud
Deal16 November 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of global social and brand advertising expert Born Social on their sale to award winning global digital marketing agency Croud.
National Security And Investment Act 202114 November 2022
The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (“NSI Act”) provides the UK government with new powers to scrutinise investments on national security grounds. The regime set out in the NSI Act came into force on 4 January 2022.
Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group on the acquisition of More2
Deal04 November 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its client, Sideshow Group, on the acquisition of leading marketing & data science business, More2.
Restrictive covenants26 October 2022
In this article we explore restrictive covenants, what they are, their enforceability and their use in M&A deals in the advertising and marketing industry.
Tax issues on earn-outs26 October 2022
Earn-outs are an extremely popular method of pricing businesses in the advertising and marketing sector.
Earn-outs26 October 2022
In this article we explore so called “earn-out” deals: what they are; why they are used in private M&A transactions in the advertising and marketing industry; and some of the issues that they pose for both buyers and sellers.
EMI options: Top 10 mistakes uncovered on an exit – and how to avoid them26 October 2022
In this article we explore Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) options, an extremely popular employee incentive mechanism in the advertising and marketing industry, thanks to their unrivalled tax benefits and the flexibility permitted around setting their terms.
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Lola Post Production on its sale to Milk VFX
Deal24 October 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised BAFTA Award-winning visual effects company Lola Post Production on its sale to fellow studio Milk VFX.
Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group on the acquisition of Nomensa
Deal17 October 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client, Sideshow Group, on the acquisition of strategic experience design agency Nomensa.
Lewis Silkin receives Tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2023 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment
Press Release29 September 2022
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK released yesterday, earning 82 individual lawyer and practice rankings. In this edition we have seven top tier practice rankings, one new entry and three improved rankings.
Lewis Silkin has advised IFF Research on a senior debt plus equity investment from Connection Capital LLP28 September 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its client, IFF Research, on an investment into the UK-based public sector and Policy Research provider by Connection Capital LLP.
Lewis Silkin has advised Next Fifteen Communications Group’s subsidiary, Savanta, on the acquisition of This is Motif Limited
Deal28 September 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised Next Fifteen’s subsidiary, Savanta, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of This is Motif Limited, one of the largest independently owned insight agencies in the UK.
Venture capital in the US and UK – a comparison
Inbrief26 September 2022
The increasing number of innovative scale-up companies and the UK’s ability to attract world class talent means that the UK is an attractive destination for investments by US venture capital funds (US VCs). In turn, this means that US VCs have become an increasingly important source of capital for UK based high growth businesses.